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Dinner with My Congressman – 2008 Style

On Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, this note came: Paul: Dave is interested in stopping by the Fish Fry at the Legion on Friday. Would you be interested and available to introduce him to a few folks that night? If you … Continue reading

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Searching for Veronica Tessler

The worst kept secret in Johnson County is Veronica Tessler is running for the open seat in Iowa’s Second Congressional District in the June 2, 2020 Democratic Primary. Six distinct sources have told me as much… and there are public … Continue reading

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Torches for Mayor Pete

After reading Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future I’m not sure South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg should be the 46th U.S. president. I learned something different from his book. My cohort, the baby … Continue reading

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So Long Dave, It’s Been Good to Know Ya!

Yesterday afternoon, when Congressman Dave Loebsack announced his retirement beginning at the end of the 116th Congress, the reality of it hit home. Dave and I briefly discussed retirement, his and mine, over the last couple of years. He talked … Continue reading

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Chasing Presidential Candidates

Our county-wide newspaper reported more than 900 people turned out to see and hear U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) speak at the Iowa Memorial Union in Iowa City Wednesday night. Harris is running for president. She is one of roughly … Continue reading

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Politics and First in the Nation Iowa

On Saturday the Iowa Democratic Party Central Committee addressed the complaint national media and other states have had about an opaqueness of our first in the nation precinct caucuses. “This year we proposed the most significant changes to the Iowa … Continue reading

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Does Nuclear Weapons Spending Make Sense?

Does it make sense for our federal government to spend almost one and a half trillion dollars on a nuclear weapons system that should never be used? No. The Trump administration plan is to rebuild the entire American nuclear arsenal, … Continue reading

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